Distance Learning in Effect for Minnesota Public Schools From March 30, to May 4, 2020

On March 25, 2020, Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-19, which authorizes and directs the Minnesota Commissioner of Education to implement a distance learning period for public schools from March 30, 2020, through May 4, 2020. (Distance learning for students is scheduled to conclude on April 30. May 1 and May 4 are scheduled for staff preparation days in the event students would return on May 5.)

Governor Walz also issued Emergency Executive Order 20-18: Continuing the Closure of Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation and Emergency Executive Order 20-20: Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home.


MSBA Resources | MSBA COVID-19 Webpage | MSBA Staff Directory

Distance Learning Period Update (March 29, 2020)

Health Insurance Sealed Bid Opening Processes and COVID-19 (March 27, 2020)

School Board Meeting Guide: In light of Governor Walz’s executive orders issued on March 25, 2020, MSBA strongly encourages school boards to meet by telephone conference call or other electronic means. (Updated March 25, 2020)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and School Employees: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (effective April 1, 2020) includes (1) the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and (2) Emergency Paid Sick Leave. | Access the Families First Coronavirus Response Act poster (Updated March 25, 2020)

Legislative Update Webinar: Includes information about the latest COVID-19 legislation. (Recorded March 22, 2020)

COVID-19 and Student-Centered Leadership: By Katie Klanderud and Paula O'Loughlin, MSBA Board Development Team (March 18, 2020)

School Board Meetings and COVID-19 Webinar: For information about conducting school board meetings during a pandemic. (Recorded March 18, 2020)

Emergency Meetings: Minnesota school boards may call an emergency meeting pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 13D.04 provided that certain conditions are met.


MSBA Workshop and Event Cancellations | Due to concerns related to the COVDID-19 pandemic, MSBA has canceled the following workshops and events:

  • MSBA Officers' Workshop (April 9 in Burnsville) | Phase III Workshop (April 14 in St. Peter) | Phase IV Workshop (April 15 in St. Peter)

Events and Other Information